Alan Smith Joins Boro
Boro have given former Crystal Palace manager Alan Smith a behind-the-scenes role at the club.
His role is understood to be a football consultant to assist manager Gareth Southgate.
Southgate said, "This is a key appointment made by the Chairman and I after detailed discussions. We believe Alan brings with him many qualities that we have not previously possessed."
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It's very much a behind-the-scenes role and won't involve Alan being on the training pitch or in the dressing room, but I'm delighted to have him on board to help us push for promotion.